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Best way to sync 2 Microbrutes, a Roland TR8s and a Volca Keys.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Best way to sync 2 Microbrutes, a Roland TR8s and a Volca Keys.

I have come into the possession of

2 x Microbrutes
Roland TR8s
Volca Keys

I also have Cubase Pro 10 and a Steinberg UR44.

I'm a fairly experienced musician and have been recording with Cubase for about ten years. But my knowledge of midi, synthesizers and drum machines etc is very limited.

I realise I may be asking a lot but I would really appreciate it if someone could explain to me the best way of connecting these machines, both independently and also into Cubase.

I anticipate that I will be using the above as follows:

Microbrute 1 = Bass
Microbrute 2= Lead
Volca = chords/2nd lead
TR8s = Drums and samples

This is just my initial thought and I'm open to switching the roles of these.

Thanks in advance
Old 3 weeks ago
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you have to check what sync ins and out each device has. some of these may or may not have midi in/out/through(chain). and some may or may not have only analog "sync" in.

I have a korg sq-1 sequencer and it only does midi out but it does "sync" in and out. so i usually sync it with an analog sync signal from my modular system. i always have to fiddle with the actual pulses out of the modular to get it to play ball though. it uses some non standard pulse system. i think i run the pulses out at double or half speed for it to work as expected.

one of your devices will have to work as master and the rest of slaves.

I think you can also buy some "master clock" devices.
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